I work individually with adults, of all ages, to clarify the issues causing concern and to look at strategies that can be adopted to increase life satisfaction. All of my sessions are personalised, shaped by our work together. We can work on techniques to help in the short-term, and can look at the reasons that these issues occurred to prevent repeating behavioural patterns. Many clients also like to identify behavioural activities that can increase their wellbeing. I use CBT, Mindfulness and Positive Psychology techniques.
I work with anxiety, depression, stress, family and relationship issues, work-based issues, life purpose, gender, health issues, eating and weight issues, autism, bereavement and loss.
I am available for new clients working on-line and in person.
I am approved by BUPA, Aviva, AXA, and other Health Insurers and Executive Assitance Programmes
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Senior Accredited Member of BACP. I hold a Diploma in Counselling and an Advanced Certificate in Counselling Children, Young People and Families. I have been Counselling for over 18 years and a Psychotherapist for 15 years. I have taken several specialist training courses, including 50 hours of CBT training and 30 hours in the therapeutic use of mindfulness. In 2015 I completed a 2 year Post-Graduate course at University on Applied Positive Psychology - the science of wellbeing. In 2021 I intend to complete a Therapeutic Coaching course.
In addition to my Private Practice of 15 years, I have worked for John Lewis for 6 years as the Counsellor and Psychotherapist for their Partners and also worked for 14 years in education with teenagers, including 12 years as the Lead Counsellor at the Henley College.
I am experienced in time limited, focused work and in deeper exploratory work. All of my sessions are individual tailored to my client's need.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
I am approved by BUPA, AVIVA, AXA, and other Health insurers and some Executive Assistance Programmes
My first client appointments are at 8am and 2 nights a week I work through till 8.30pm. I do not work at weekends.
Good carparking available.
I am registered with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office) which means I need to tell you what data I am collecting from you and what I intend to do with it. I am also a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am bound by their ethical codes of Practice regarding the storing of client information and client confidentiality.